Secretary Raffensperger Thanks Former President Trump & Speaker Johnson for Supporting His Efforts Against Noncitizen Voting

April 12th, 2024

Atlanta – Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger thanked Speaker Johnson and former President Trump for joining his call to ban noncitizen voting on Friday, stating:

"Since I took office in 2019, I've urged Congress to take action to change federal law and ensure that noncitizens cannot vote in our elections. I thank Speaker Johnson and the former President for following my lead, and I look forward to action finally being taken in Congress."


Georgia is recognized as a national leader in elections. It was the first state in the country to implement the trifecta of automatic voter registration, at least 17 days of early voting (which has been called the “gold standard”), and no-excuse absentee voting. Georgia continues to set records for voter turnout and election participation, seeing the largest increase in average turnout of any other state in the 2018 midterm election and record turnout in 2020, and 2022. 2022 achieved the largest single day of in-person early voting turnout in Georgia midterm history utilizing Georgia’s secure, paper ballot voting system. Most recently, Georgia ranked #1 for Election Integrity by the Heritage Foundation, a top ranking for Voter Accessibility by the Center for Election Innovation & Research and tied for number one in Election Administration by the Bipartisan Policy Center.